2004 Ford Explorer V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 74,000 miles
I don't have any 4X4 buttons or anything and I don't have advance trac. So how does my AWD system work? Correct me if i'm wrong, it has 3 differentials, one in the front, near transmission and in the back. On normal driving conditions, each tire gets 25% of the torque. Lets say the front of the car is on ice and the back on pavement, won't all the power be directed to the front of the car because of the center open differential? Isn't it true the differential sends power to the tire with the LEAST resistance? Or even if one tire gets tons of traction and the opposite tire no traction, won't the ice tire get all the power because, it's called the path of least resistance? I'm just trying to figure out the proper name of my AWD since no electronics are involved. Thanks
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 5:52 PM